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Birth Injury: Ultrasound Technology Provides Questionable Benefits and May Harm Unborn Children

Since their introduction in the 1960’s, ultrasounds have become widespread as routine screening procedures which are performed as many as 17 times during healthy pregnancies. Although touted as harmless and beneficial, randomly controlled trials have shown the technology provides no benefit to unborn children in the vast majority of situations. Ironically, the rate of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), one of the primary conditions used to justify routine ultrasound scanning,…

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Two Thirds of All Hysterectomies Are Medically Unwarranted

Hysterectomies are some of the most common surgeries in the nation and are performed on more than 600,000 women every year. Shockingly, by the age of 65, one half of all women will have had their uterus removed, yet two thirds or more of these serious surgeries are medically unwarranted and expose patients to a host of undesirable…

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Overdiagnosis a Significant Risk of Mammogram Screening

Mammography screening is a highly recommended medical procedure in the United States for all women ages 40 and older, yet recent studies indicate overdiagnosis is a serious concern which is not commonly shared with patients. As many as one out of every three women who undergo regular mammograms end up being treated with surgery, radiation…

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A Pennsylvania Appeals Court Upholds $3M Verdict for Cancer Patient

On January 20, 2017, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania upheld a $3 million dollar verdict awarded to Katherine Palar to compensate for a four year delay in cancer diagnosis which reduced her chances of survival from approximately 70 percent to less than 25 percent. Palar’s struggle began in March of 2009 when she received an MRI after…

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Meningitis Vaccinations Linked to Neurological Disorders

Meningitis Vaccinations Linked to Neurological Disorders Call for a Free Consultation! Meningococcal disease (meningitis) is a relatively rare bacterial illness that impacts the meninges of the brain and can lead to serious complications. The disease had been in decline for years before the CDC recommended the meningitis vaccine for widespread use. The vaccination is associated with serious side effects including neurological…

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Dozens of Class Action Lawsuits Involving Medications Currently Pending

Many pharmaceutical companies have a long, scandalous history and less than ethical marketing tactics which have caused harm to millions of people around the world. Deep pockets and significant influence in the U.S. political system have resulted in many drugs being rushed through the FDA approval process and sold to consumers without forewarning of potential risks. In some cases, drug manufacturers have been…

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Untested Flu Shots Resulted in Thousands of Fetal Deaths During the 2009-2010 Flu Season

The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) was created to provide the public access to the official record of adverse vaccine reactions to help them determine whether the benefits of each particular vaccine outweigh any potential risks. The database was not intended to replace scientific studies which are normally completed before a medication is approved for use in the general…

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Will the EPA Take Note of the Rising Concern Over Water Fluoridation?

Municipal water fluoridation within the U.S. began in 1945 in Grand Rapids, MI and now impacts nearly two thirds of all Americans. Although the rate of dental caries has indeed declined in recent decades, data from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates this trend has occurred in all developed countries, including those that do not…

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Facts and Statistics Involving Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Facts and Statistics Involving Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Call for a Free Consultation! Approximately 15 percent of all personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits filed throughout the nation result from medical malpractice. This translates into roughly 20,000 medical malpractice claims filed each year, despite estimates that up to 120,000 annual incidents of medical negligence occur. Age, gender and additional…

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